Find the best of DC, Maryland and Virginia Theatre, Music and Dance Performances, Museums, Galleries, Classes in The Arts, and more at CultureCapital.com. Search here by date, range of dates, locality and interest, and choose from among 300 arts presenters throughout the Metro DC region. There are even categories for Festivals, Food, Lectures, Films, Free and Family Events!
Easy Women Smoking Loose CigarettesSignature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29 Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.
Gun & PowderSignature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23 Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan LakeThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 21 – 26 Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.
Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival OrchestraStrathmore
Fri. Feb 21 Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.
Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn BrooksStrathmore
Fri. Jan 24 Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.
National Archives SleepoverNational Archives
Sat. Feb 1 A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!
The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping BeautyThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.
Maz JobraniThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31 Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All StarsStrathmore
Fri. Jan 31 Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Thru Jun. 1 Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22 Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.
My Fair LadyThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 18 – 19 From Lincoln Center Theater comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly)
Riffs and Relations: Terrance HayesThe Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20
NSO: Dvořák's Cello ConcertoThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 6 – 9
Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann FennellyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11
Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBandSixth & I
Sat. Feb 8
National Philharmonic: Jupiter Symphony/Orli ShahamStrathmore
Jan. 18 – 19
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's TaleFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27
Broadway Center Stage: Next to NormalThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20
Not Just Another Day OffFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20
Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie MutterThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1
NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne JacksonThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15